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Me Kolme Trio

April 3 @ 12:00 pm


Robert Zelickman, clarinetist, has been teaching and performing in San Diego since 1982. He is a member of the bass clarinet quartet JAMB and co-director of Second Avenue Klezmer Ensemble. Robert was a member of Orchestra Nova for 23 seasons and has performed with the San Diego Symphony and the San Diego Opera.

Robert retired from UC San Diego (1983-2015) where he lectured on Jewish Music, conducted the Wind Ensemble and performed regularly, premiering many new compositions. He currently performs in recitals and chamber music concerts throughout San Diego.

Zelickman earned his BA at UCLA and an MFA at Cal Arts. He studied with Hugo Raimondi, Michele Zukovsky and Ronald Rueben.

A versatile recitalist and chamber musician, violinist/violist Päivikki Nykter, is equally at home with standard repertoire as well as contemporary music. A native of Finland, she is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. Ms. Nykter served as an Artist-in-Residence at the University of California San Diego Music Department from 1994 to 2006. She is now a freelance violinist maintaining a busy concert schedule as well as teaching the Alexander Technique both in the US and Europe. Ms. Nykter is an artistic director of a Chamber Music Concert Series in Lappeenranta, Finland. She has recorded on Neuma, Aucourant Records, CRI, Old King Cole, Omega Editions and mode labels.

Lyricism, complexity, and dissonance characterize the musical interests of pianist Kyle Adam Blair. His artistic focuses include the creation of new musical works in collaboration with living composers, as well as the American art music repertory post-1900, particularly the music of Stuart Saunders Smith, Elliott Carter, George Crumb, and Charles Ives.

Blair can be heard on New World Records and Edgetone Records. He received his D.M.A. in Contemporary Music Performance in 2018 from the University of California, San Diego, under the mentorship of Aleck Karis.

Free concerts at noon every Monday from fall through spring . . . no wonder the Mini-Concerts are the longest-running and one of the most popular classical music series at the library! This series was founded by Glenna Hazleton in 1970 at the Athenaeum, and has been going strong ever since. The concerts feature both local and touring musicians, prize-winning students, university music faculty members, local chamber ensembles. . . and the repertoire also includes jazz, folk and world music. There are no reservations, no tickets . . . just line up at the side door of the Athenaeum before noon. (Donations are always welcome!) Mini-Concerts take place every Monday at noon and last about an hour.

The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Doors open at 11:50 a.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.

Masks optional. If you have a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, please stay home.


April 3
12:00 pm
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Athenaeum Music & Arts Library
1008 Wall Street
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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